26 Feb 2018

Abacus Newsletter 26th February 2018

Abacus Kindergarten’s latest newsletter available to read now. Find out the latest news from around the school and upcoming events.

Coming Week Dates

Week Beginning – Monday 26th February

Monday  First Day Back
Thursday  CNY Party and Concert
Friday  K2 Bilingual Trip – HK Forest Adventures


Week Beginning – Monday 5th March

Tuesday  Vision Screening
Wednesday Danielle and Olivia Kotyck – out on Reggio Emilia Training Course – Sandra and Meg to cover
Thursday Danielle and Olivia Kotyck – out on Reggio Emilia Training Course -Sandra and Meg to cover
Friday Danielle and Olivia Kotyck – out on Reggio Emilia Training Course -Sandra and Meg to cover

K2 English Trip – HK Forest Adventures

Important Dates

Thursday 1st March – Chinese New Year Performance
Week Beginning 12th March – Parent Conferences
Wednesday 28th March – Sports Day and Last Day of Term 2 for Children
Thursday 29th March – Staff Meeting
Monday 16th April – First Day of Term 3
Friday 11th May – K1 Art Exhibition – N.B. Date changed

Our school calendar can be found here

Welcome Back

Welcome back, we hope you enjoyed the extended holiday. Although it was disruptive for the children’s learning it gave them chance to have a good rest in order to prepare for the rest of this term. It also gave teachers some extra time at school to work on various aspects of their own and children’s learning. During the week before Chinese New Year we had training on Literacy and Science and teachers had time to plan some extra Forest schools practices into the outdoor planning.

Vision Screenings

We are offering in school vision screenings at Abacus next week. The screenings are offered by a registered optometrist from Matilda Hospital. The cost is $220 which goes directly to the optometrist. Please see the attached leaflet for more information. Abacus Vision Screening leaflet 2018.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Due to the flu outbreak and school closure we have had to postpone our Chinese New Year celebrations at Abacus. The teachers would like to go ahead with the performance this week on Thursday 1st March. The children will be performing a few Chinese songs to celebrate the new year. Am session parents are welcome to join us on Thursday at 10.15 am and the Pm parents at 2.15 pm. The children will also have their CNY parties on this day. Apologies but Frances and Allison had already signed up for a course on this days, therefore they will be unable to attend. The Chinese teachers will lead the celebrations.

Parent Conferences

Our parent conferences will be held during the week beginning 12th March. Please visit Gateway to sign up for a slot for your child. Please note parents of children in the English class can also sign up to meet the Chinese teacher if they would like to. This will be a separate appointment to the appointment with the class teacher. The Gateway link can be found at the bottom of the page.


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Moodle – Your child’s portfolio and reports, class news, school news and photos.
Gateway – Change personal details, sign up for events and book parent consultations on Gateway.
The School Calendar – All important dates can be found here for this year.

Class Pages

K1 English Class
Liv Kotyck, Anita Jims and Michelle Chan
K1 Bilingual Class
Olivia Kane, Susanne Liu and Sue Tyson
K2 English Class
Fiona Hall, Bridgette Walker and Jackie Henderson
K2 Bilingual Class
Danielle Evans, Allison Fung and Hannah Smith/Julie Rose